Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sweet & Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry

You definitely get a sweet, orange flavor from the sauce. If you prefer, decrease the OJ and increase the soy sauce for less sweetness. And have fun playing with the vegetable combo!

2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced-sodium, preferably)
2 garlic cloves, minced
Olive oil
2 large carrots, peeled & sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups cauliflowerets
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
1 cup fresh snow peas
1 can (8 0z) sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained

Stir together cornstarch, sugar, and ginger. Add orange juice, soy sauce, and garlic; whisk until thoroughly combined and smooth.

Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and onion for about 4 minutes. Add snow peas and water chestnuts; continue stir-frying until all vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes more. Stir orange juice mixture again and then add to vegetables. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened and all vegetables are coated, about 4-5 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.

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